hubraum Investment Fund

hubraum Investment Fund

At hubraum, we invest in startups who are at the pre-seed and seed stage — who already have a minimum viable product, a proof of concept, as well as potentially their first revenues and first market traction. We also invest in startups looking for Series A funding to scale and grow revenues. For funding beyond this, more established companies should look at other financing opportunities in our network, such as that offered byby Digital Transformation Capital Partners (DTCP) .

Who do we invest in?

Investment

We’re looking to invest in any tech that can support or disrupt the future of telecommunications or can benefit from using Telco technologies. Our particular areas of focus? Startups working in AI, IoT, 5G, quantum computing, LTE, the metaverse and the “next next”. 

But this is only part of the puzzle. It’s not just about focus areas, but whether or not your ideas are scalable. Ambition is key: we’re looking for startups where the company valuation should double or triple within the next two years. 

What do we want to see? 

  • Great pitch decks, including a description of the problem your product or service is solving, a description of the product and the technology, market analysis and your sales pipeline. You should also include a description of your team and what the startup has achieved up until now.
  • An explanation of why you’re looking for strategic capital investment. If you decide to work with us as strategic investors and want to partner with hubraum, you should be able to explain what you can bring to the telco business.

Our focus areas for investment

Future connectivity

Future connectivity: 

We’e looking for startups whose products or services deploy massive broadband connectivity (5G); ultra low latency (Edge Computing); campus networks, or narrowband technology (LTE-M, NB-IoT).

We are also interested in companies for whom access to the above forms of tech is essential for their business operations.

Connected life and work

Connected life & work 

We are interested in technology which connects people to one another, people to systems and systems to systems securely and efficiently. We’re excited to work with startups who operate in the areas of smart home, natural language processing (NLP),  machine learning, voicification, entertainment, AR/VR/XR, web3/blockchain, consumer IoT and industrial IoT. 

Smart data economy

Smart data economy

Data is now the new gold standard. Dealing with huge amounts of data, deriving meaningful insights from datasets and proceeding with the most effective action based on those insights isn’t always easy.

As such, we are interested in solutions which deal with data gathering, real-time data analytics, AI, robot process automation and other data-based and computing solutions making business processes more efficient and effortless than ever before. 

The next next

The next next

We love innovation in all shapes and sizes. Innovations like LLM/Generative AI, materials and energy science, neuroscience and BCI, human machine interfaces, quantum computing, the metaverse, innovative payment solutions, next gen ads, are all areas which we are keen to explore. Our focus is always on products, services and enablers with a strategic connection to Deutsche Telekom’s network and data assets. 

Our strategy

What's in it for me?

Transform ideas into products

Transform ideas
into products

Use seed investments to transform your ideas into real products

Business insights

Business
Insights

Access diverse local business insights from markets based within Deutsche Telekom's  footprint

Globally developed sales channels

Globally-developed
sales channels

Access to globally-developed sales channels and business networks

Market visibility

Market
visibility

Enhanced international market visibility and credibility

Investment and portfolio strategy snapshot

Strategic fit 

Equity investments up to €300k 
in first round & up to €1M follow-on 

Seed & series A 

Co-investment 

Support of Investment Manager + iTransfer Manager 

Geographical scope: Us, Europe, Israel  

Investment Portfolio

Audiotool

Blinkist 

CiValue

CloudStorm

Contiamo

DanceFight

DeepSkill

Ecoisme

eParkomat

Excalibur

Flexperto

Uplink

ImmersiveCast

inStreamly

JustTAG

Leo AR

M2MGo

neoteq ventures 

PHYTunes

Reparando

Reputami

tagSpace

Teraki

Texel

Treatwell

Twyla

Ubirch

Unigluko

Uplink Labs

Vigour

MonoLets

Application

Ambition is key: we’re looking for startups where the company valuation should double or triple within the next two or three years. 

 

What do we want to see? 

Primarily, a great pitch deck! This should include:

Please also include an explanation of why you’re looking for strategic capital investment. If you decide to work with us as strategic investors and want to partner with hubraum, you should be able to explain what you can bring to the telco business. 

 Meet our Investment team 

Florian Steger 

Investment Director

Oskar Łopalewski

Investment Analyst

Elena Bogdanova

Investment Fund Finance & Controlling Manager

Gabriela Brodzińska

Investment Manager

Cezary Iwan

Investment Manager

Sara Takeuchi

Investment & Scouting Analyst Intern

Tamar Shlimak

Investment Manager & Principal

Gaurav Basavaraju

Startup Scout and Investment Analyst

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